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asparagine

Saltos de línea: as¦para|gine
Pronunciación: /əˈsparədʒiːn
 
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Definición de asparagine en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hydrophilic amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins.
Example sentences
  • In 1806, French chemist, Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, isolated a compound in asparagus that proved to be the amino acid, asparagine.
  • The concentration of both glutamine and asparagine, the most abundant of the specific amino acids, declined rapidly during phase 1 after defoliation.
  • Instead these domains tend to be enriched with polar amino acids, such as glutamine and asparagine.

Origen

early 19th century: from asparagus (which contains it) + -ine4.

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